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Sao Marcelo (do Mar) fort, Salvador

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The museum Sao Marcelo (do Mar) fort is erected on a small bank reef about 275 m (300 yards) from the shore. Opposite the historic city center, the Renaissance-style building was built to protect the city and withstand currents. The central tower is only 15 m (49 ft) high, making it an easy target for enemy vessels. Still, it will provide you with a good view of the city of Salvador and surrounding nature. Besides the tower, you can also dungeon, the chapel, gunpowder warehouse, and barracks, located under the tower itself. The museum has a video room, art exhibits display area, and a cafeteria. Plan your Sao Marcelo (do Mar) fort visit and explore what else you can see and do in Salvador using our Salvador tourist route planner.
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  • Beautiful architectural work, surrounded of the most beautiful landscapes of Salvador, such as the baia de Todos os Santos, Mercado Modelo, Elevador Lacerda and Tourist Terminal.
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  • It is said that it was built during the years 1612 and 1623. It is located on the port of Salvador and it gives a privileged view of who is visiting the Historic Centre of Salvador, in the upper town, especially the Castro Alves and Thomé de Souza. There's no way to visit him at the time, since its restoration works continue.
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  • The site visit is not very disclosed and it is not always possible to do at the moment is on reforms to further opening the public
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  • Historical Place
  • Lindo lindo lindo!
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  • Lindoo demais
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